Community garden group kicks off the season with cook-out

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In addition to getting together for some great food and to talk gardening, the group was invited to pick up some free plants, and to bring plants of their own to trade or donate.

Vinyard said that this year the Lincoln Community High School Horticulture and Ag classes grew plants for the community gardens, as well as Josh Hackett and the inmates at one of the correctional facilities. Bruce Huskins also brought in some of his plants to share with the others. In addition, Graue Chevrolet donated a stack of 2014 Almanac’s to the group.

This year the gardeners will also have access to markers for their plants courtesy of the Lincoln Area YMCA kids. Vinyard said Sherwin-Williams on the downtown square donated paint stirrers, the YMCA kids painted them bright colors, and Y staff did the lettering on the sticks.

Pictures by Nila Smith

A selection of plants and other items were available to gardeners.

Kathy Vinyard visits with some new gardeners.


These are some of the bird houses that were donated to the gardens last year. The houses were made by Harold and Joyce Centers, Mark Leslie, and the LCHS woods class. Materials were donated by the Centers, R.P. Lumber, Alexander Lumber, and Bill and Kathy Vinyard. The birdhouses were then painted by students at Adams, Washington-Monroe and West Lincoln-Broadwell elementary schools.

Too little to garden, maybe, but this little gal will surely have fun playing in the dirt while dad and mom work.


Plant markers were created by the kids at the Lincoln YMCA

Vinyard makes the rounds visiting with everyone.


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